Nava Renek is a writer, editor, and educator. She has published two novels, Spiritland and No Perfect Words and a collection of short stories, Mating in Captivity. She also conceived of and edited Wreckage of Reason: Anthology of XXperimental Prose by Contemporary Women Writers and Wreckage of Reason 2: Back To The Drawing Board. She received her MFA from Brooklyn College/CUNY where she works as a Program Coordinator at the Women's Center. Her fiction, essays, and book reviews can be found in a number of literary magazines and blogs, including The Brooklyn Rail, Skidrow Penthouse, American Book Review and Mr Beller's Neighborhood.